As we celebrate the 4th of July and the adoption of our Constitution along with the freedoms it has secured this country for more than two centuries, it is customary, and quite American to also thank our military who kept us free.

And blow stuff up.

It’s also one of the few holidays in which our elected officials are also a part, serving as our leaders in patriotic sentiment.

They used to make speeches or write editorials. But nowadays, we look to their social media for inspiration.

So we checked in on a few for a little patriotic pick-me-up.

As always, we can count on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a military veteran, to thank those who serve.

There’s never any doubt U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will step up the patriotic plate.

It’s only after a little Republican pick-me-up that we can turn to the Democrats to see how they will wiggle away from love of country or respect for our military. And in that respect, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis never disappoints.

As usual, Polis is thinking only of himself. The blue shirt he’s wearing isn’t even the traditional navy, but the same sky blue he uses in his campaign. We can forgive the campaign theme, it is election season and this is a political holiday of sorts, but would it kill him to even acknowledge his constituents, veterans or military?


The Republican candidate for governor, Walker Stapleton, also tweeted from the Greeley Stampede later in the day, but hours before that, he posted his 4th of July greeting.

That’s more like it, thank you, Walker.

And then there’s U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter. Looks like he’s getting in the politically correct spirit by suggesting we treasonous peasants silence ourselves this evening.


U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette touted the “unprecedented challenges” we face today. Ah yes, the millennials do have a challenging life, like what to protest on Facebook, buying the latest iPhone, and picking out the cutest emojis for Instagram selfies.

Nothing at all like the challenges faced by the colonials who struggled under the yoke of an overseas oppressor whose army filled our streets and farms shooting down patriots who declared their independence.

DeGette did take a risk asking God to bless America. She’ll have to answer to her liberal constituency for that one.